Editorial Review of the Hero MotoCorp Karizma R bike

One of the most successful and highest selling locally made ‘performance’ bikes in the country has been the Karizma. When launched in 2003, it re-wrote the rules of the 200cc+ segment in India. It looked awesome, performance very well and came backed by a reliable, smooth, efficient engine and a very comfortable ride as well. In 2009, the bike got a slight revamp and was named the Karizma R. This also added a small belly fairing to it along with new graphics for the body and the speedometer console. Today, in the company of other 200-250cc bikes, the Karizma still manages to look fresh and appealing. The quarter fairing looks nice and so do the five different color options, especially ‘Spotlight White’. Swing a leg over the bike and you are impressed with the big bike feel that the Karizma carries. The three pod speedometer console looks nice and the overall comfort of a higher order. The 223cc single cylinder engine is in a soft state of tune which means no matter how hard you push the bike, it mostly feels relaxed and unstressed. It puts out 17Bhp of power and 18.35Nm of torque which is enough to give it a sub 5 second 0-60km/h sprint and a top speed in access of 125km/h on the speedometer. At the same time, as per IDC, the Karizma returns a fuel economy of 48.5kmpl. The engine, like all other Hero MotoCorp products, is very smooth and vibration free. The suspension of the bike is another highlight. Even though it isn’t of the mono-shock variety, the overall comfort is pretty good. Infact, the Karizma has been praised on a regular basis for the suspension’s abilities to handle both bad roads and high speed cornering in the hills. Highway stability is good as well and the Karizma gets the regular tyre set-up of 2.75” up front and 100/90 at the rear – both on 18-inch alloy wheels. Rear disc isn’t sold as an option yet. The new Hero MotoCorp Karizma R sells for Rs 75,700 (ex-Delhi) and makes for an excellent bike in the 200cc+ segment in India.

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Karizma is perfect to chose
by dipannita Posted on Nov,03,2010 at 16:33 PM

Pros very good mileage in 225cc engien

Cons more comfortable on ruf&tuff road conditions

Hi, this is suffie use karizma. Best in mileage 45to50 with rider and pillion in bad road condition. i am fully satistied with karizma.i always suggest my friends ride always Karizma............ L.U.

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karizma gaand mar le
by nitin Posted on Jul,30,2010 at 16:39 PM

Pros great looks

Cons low bhp

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by Animesh Posted on Jun,30,2010 at 13:49 PM

Pros performance

Cons engine can be made more powrfull

This bike is awesome. but hero honda should use a clip on handle bar and more fuel capable muscular petrol tank.. that makes it more manly.. other things are ok.engine can be made more powrfull. it should deliver 23 bhp with at least 152 top speed. overall R is better than ZMR

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Change of suspensions
by namo Posted on Jun,24,2010 at 11:51 AM

Pros 30

Cons -

the suspensions of the bike should be upgraded by gvng it GRS suspensions.

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By manish Posted on Apr,01,2014 at 14:51 PM

this is a king for bike world do not change that model

By ommprakash rout Posted on Mar,26,2014 at 16:02 PM

i love my karizma r black

By M.dinesh Posted on Mar,26,2014 at 14:01 PM


By shiva Posted on Mar,18,2014 at 09:29 AM

no other bike will compare to karizma its rocks all the bikes i love this bike

By Monjul Das Posted on Nov,17,2013 at 20:16 PM

I bought this bike about 2 years ago...really Karizma R is the best bike..nyc bike yar....I LOVE this bike uuummmaaahhh

By Khagendra Tripura Posted on Sep,02,2013 at 12:56 PM

Looking nice

By Khagendra Tripura Posted on Sep,02,2013 at 12:55 PM

Very handsome bike

By Khagendra Tripura Posted on Sep,02,2013 at 12:54 PM

I like black colour is stylish n looking very nice.

By bittu Posted on Jun,20,2013 at 16:12 PM

i am buying this model...nice bike

By ANJALI THAKRE Posted on Jan,29,2013 at 17:06 PM

As far i have seen,this ride is a beast on the road,it's worth money unlike pulsar with pathetic performance. i like the